How to Load a Gun: Just Thought I’d Leave This Here

Back when TTAG was knee-high to a grasshopper, I posted a picture of a guy with washboard abs sporting two gun tattoos pointing at this barely concealed private parts. And the crowd went wild! I’d written hundreds of carefully crafted posts on guns and gun rights. A gun tattoo pic broke our page view record by a factor of 10.

Don’t ask me why. And don’t tell me why. Sometimes ignorance is bliss. Do I want to know why a creepy video of a creepy girl loading a pistol got 106k views at the time of this posting? I do not. Unfortunately. I have this habit of reading the comments under TTAG’s posts. So I guess I’m going to find out some rather unsettling theories. Joy.


  1. avatar Jody says:

    Maybe its lefties expecting the pistol to jump out of her hands and go on a murderous rampage?
    They keep re-watching expecting it to end differently each time.

    you know what they say about insanity?

    1. avatar anonymoose says:

      This chick creeps me out, and the music and background is like something out of a dystopian scifi film. I was expecting the chick to go on a psychotic rampage, while continuing to look placid and speak way too softly and calmly.

      1. avatar The Gray Poseur says:

        I think it was just Matt In FL watching the video 106k times. Some of you know what I’m talking about.

        1. avatar Matt in FL says:

          Well, this is random. I go a week at a time without making it to the site, and the one time I do, I find my name in the third comment.

          Also, it wasn’t me. This was creepy for about as long as I thought about it – give or take 30 seconds. After that, it was “I don’t have time for this shit.” This is the kind of thing that my brain-dead cow-orkers would be into and talk about, causing me to leave the room.

  2. avatar SteveInCO says:

    Well this is kinda cool.

    It counterbalances the autoplay “how to unload a rifle” video that played every time I loaded an article, every time I wanted to compose a reply, and every time I actually posted the reply. I think I eventually figured out how to unload a rifle after the tenth play of the video.

    1. avatar Button Gwinnett says:

      Ad Block Plus. Robert, if you are reading this, the ads are too intrusive. The solution to (1) autoplay ad is – block ALL ads.

    2. avatar Doc Samson says:

      Seriously! Don’t know about anyone else but any ad that is intrusive or impedes my ability to read an article has pretty much guaranteed that I will not buy anything from them. Does anyone find them appealing?

  3. avatar Lucas D. says:



  4. avatar MrT says:

    My guess is that is an Autonomous sensory meridian response – ASMR Video

    1. avatar ORCON says:

      What about this video would give anyone a headgasm? Honestly outside of the awkwardness of the actress, it sounds about like a run of the mill presentation that you could expect from a big box retail gun counter clerk.

      1. avatar strych9 says:

        I think the actress is what he was getting at.

        Different strokes for different folks.

  5. avatar Ralph says:

    “I posted a picture of a guy with washboard abs sporting two gun tattoos pointing at this barely concealed private parts.”

    Well, I’m deeply offended. I’m positive that my private parts were thoroughly concealed.

    Wait — you wrote “washboard abs.” I thought you meant “washtub abs.”

    Never mind.

  6. I noticed that the safety was on, on that Beretta 92FS. So yes it is loaded, but you can not shoot it without taking the safety off, also while trying to bash guns, the actress showed great firearm safety practices. Good for her. 🙂

    1. avatar Rabbit says:

      The chambered round was also a snap cap.

  7. avatar Cdotson says:

    It’s the still. She looks like she is trying to pick up a turd by the clean end. Combine that with the typical assumption about cute petite girls as it relates to guns and you have to watch to see the train wreck that is about to happen.

    1. avatar Curtis in IL says:

      “pick up a turd by the clean end.”
      It takes quite a bit to send me into a full-on belly laugh. But that did it.

    2. avatar NorincoJay says:

      I thought it was a boy in a wig and dress at first. You never know these days.

  8. avatar Bryan says:

    My my God, yes.

  9. avatar AG2205 says:

    The depths of the interwebs breeds strange creatures.

    Anybody find it strange that the hammer isn’t back after it goes into battery?

    1. avatar Model 31 says:

      The safety was on. On a 92A1, the safety is also the decocker which I assume is the same on a 92FS

    2. avatar strych9 says:

      The safety is on. It’s also a decocker. The decocker decocked the gun as the slide went forward. Model 31’s guess is correct. The S, F and FS models all have this feature. The G only has a decocker. Then there’s a zillion other versions. Some decock, some don’t. This one decocks and safes the weapon.

      Wow… sounds dirty in a John Wayne Bobbitt sort of way now that I read it.

  10. avatar adverse4 says:

    Have you ever watched a video, then thought, “why did I”?

    1. avatar Ralph says:

      Videos? I’ve felt that way after major Hollywood productions. The last time was when I watched “Independence Day: Regurgitation.” Or whatever it was called.

  11. avatar John says:

    She looks like a Alien.

  12. avatar Nine says:

    Not gonna lie, she’s kinda right up my alley.

    Age is the one hard to determine thing with this one though, so I’m not saying anything else.

    1. avatar 16V says:

      She’s a model. She could be 14, 24, or anywhere in between. Maybe even more, or even less (eek) The only way to really know is to card her. It’s an issue I’ve been ‘fortunate’ enough encounter several times. There’s a world full of runway hotties who can’t legally buy cigarettes (or even drive), but are otherwise developed far beyond their years.

      Californication’s ‘Fucking and Punching’ is a deliberate downplaying of the reality of the skin trade.

  13. avatar Chadwick says:

    Yean she’s kinda hot in a robot consort kind of way. Ah hell I’m about 2.3-sheets right now so what do I know?

  14. avatar TexTed says:

    That video’s giving off some “poltergeist” vibes… all she had to say was “they’re here…”

    1. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

      If you go to youtube to watch, you’ll see she has several videos.
      One where she says to repeat after her, blah, blah. Anyway, her lips change color very slowly. All of a sudden, they’re green.
      And there is something about her eyes. I’m thinking she is pure evil.

      1. avatar anaxis says:

        Hard to tell… videos like this (or things like “Redlips Like Tenth”, “11B-X-1371”) could be political statements, college art projects, Illuminati (et al) mind-control/manchurian candidate experiment, or the CIA (et al) is using Youtube for numbers station type stuff nowadays.

        But it’s more likely she’s just evil… enough of the girls I’ve met over the years who outwardly seemed cute & innocent, turned out to be devious & dangerous creatures raised from the nth level of the Pit (who I seem to be drawn to).

      2. avatar PaulD says:

        Kinda scary. I wonder if there are any subliminal messages buried in this video. Does anyone have the capability to play it in slow motion? Backwards? Sideways? Upside down? Ya never know what deviousness might be hidden in there.

    1. avatar Boba Fett says:


  15. avatar pete says:

    Don’t press that button, you noob. Hollywood nonsense. Slingshot it.

    Anyway, where’s that pic of inky abs at?

    1. avatar Chris. says:

      Military taught us to use the slide release. I get that there’s 2 schools of thought on it, but that’s partly where the “lock and load” phrase comes from. Lock the action open, then load. It’s no different then the procedure for loading an AR after all.

      1. avatar Big Bill says:

        Back in the ’60s, “Lock and Load” meant, “Lock one x round magazine, load one round.”
        If going into action, “Lock” meant just load a magazine (loaded with no more than 18 rounds of 5.56; the magazines sucked.)
        No “lock the action open” in there; “load” meant ‘whatever it takes’ to load that round.

    2. avatar C.S. says:

      There’s an inherent problem with trying to slingshot guns with slide safeties…

      RF, no pizzagate for you.

    3. avatar -Peter says:

      I’m not exactly a noob, and I always use the slide release. From a practical and tactical standpoint, why use two hands to accomplish what one hand can do?

      I’m not looking to start some huge debate on gun fighting tactics, but can you help me understand why slingshotting is better then using a slide release?

      1. avatar DerryM says:

        Here are some thoughts from an article in Ammoland:

        I use both methods at various times. You will always have to slingshot the slide if you get a misfeed or other jam.

        1. avatar -Peter says:


      2. avatar bawb says:

        Good article DerryM, thx.

        My case, mechanically I don’t like it, you’ve got two metal corners riding over each other under pressure. Have I ever heard in person of a slide stop wearing out? No, but my instinct is to avoid it. It’s like the firearm equivalent of just yanking the shifter to neutral without using the clutch. Also more Hollywood, they love it along with unnecessary cocking, which would be OK but again since I see it as mechanically inferior it’s a bad combination, showy and mechanically inferior. Finally slingshotting doesn’t require moving the thumb of the strong hand; small thing I’d rather avoid it, the weak hand is goign to be in the neighborhood anyway after stuffing the mag in.

        1. avatar DerryM says:

          Yeah, bawb, I understand the concern about mechanical wear, and it is a good point, which -Peter and anyone else wondering about this matter should consider. I’ve got a few semi autos I have had over 25 years and never wore out the slide lock lever, either, but I’ll also note that I do slingshot any and all of them maybe about 25% (or possibly more) of the time. I don’t know why, it’s just an unconscious thing for me to switch methods on the fly as I shoot.

  16. avatar Tim says:

    Always with the Beretta….

  17. avatar strych9 says:

    Theory 1: Lolita.

    Theory 2: Have you ever played Alice or Alice: Madness Returns?

    1. avatar anaxis says:

      Almost what I was thinking…. or she’s like from that weird movie, “Orphan”.

  18. avatar Jack says:

    Good girl, you learned the lessons well. Next week we will go out and shoot the AK.

  19. avatar rc says:

    That was the most boring video concerning a gun topic I’ve ever seen. It was only 34 seconds long and I almost feel asleep halfway through it.

  20. avatar samuraichatter says:

    Dear reader,

    It’s not just you. All of TTAG just wandered to the weird part of the internet 🙂

  21. avatar Ropingdown says:

    My first impression was that it was an outtake from Kill Bill Vol I. High production values for the creepiness, and creating the expectation of the dam about to break and let the rage flow.

  22. avatar Bollocks Troy says:

    Rule #34. I’m just saying.

    1. avatar 16V says:

      Where’s her Fappening page?

      (please tell, me and the gf are interested…)

      1. avatar Geoff PR says:

        Someone made an awesome comment on Hope Solo’s ‘Fappening’ release pics.

        “That… is one angry beaver…”

        (Google the pics, you’ll see why it was so apt.)

  23. avatar YZAS says:

    Uhhh, what exactly what we were supposed to get out of that?

    Yeah, she’s cute and all, but that was evacuous and devoid of any meaning.

    Of course thats why she got 100k+ views. And probably 100k+ “huh?”‘s too

  24. avatar former water walker says:

    Hey RF FB live most watched video was a fat gal laughing. In a Chewbacca mask…142MILLION views. And cats. Who knows why??

  25. avatar RetMSgt says:

    White hair – Village of the Damned.

  26. avatar Ditto says:

    I’m gonna watch that video again. And again. And again….

  27. avatar VaqueroJustice says:

    This would have been a much better video if she had used proper nomenclature.

  28. avatar Mike Betts says:

    Well, there’s 34 seconds out of what life I have left that I’ll never get back.

  29. avatar Jim Bullock says:

    ?Luna Lovegood?

    Meanwhile, in this world, someone with way more too much free time than the too much free time the rest of us have, worked up this attempt at explanation of That Poppy:

    Look, I’m old, so my references for musicians’ public personas as art project run toward Devo, with a dose of Andy Warhol and historical reference to Orwell, who stopped being known by his given name, entirely.

    Nobody recently comes close to sustaining the pop-culture false persona as the author Trevanian, sadly more or less outed after his death. (Gotta love a guy known for his work under his own name, and vastly different work under his own name. Shibumi. Read it, know it, be it.)

    1. avatar Crowbar says:

      Dammit. No I have to go listen to Whip It.

  30. avatar Jeff the Griz says:

    This was creepy in a Comit pizza kinda way.

  31. avatar Hannibal says:

    Oh, that’s poppy.

    Odd channel. Not sure if it’s just an artsy attempt at attention-gathering or if there might be some ARG stuff or coded things going on there.

  32. avatar Penetty says:

    Negative Universe Boxxy

  33. avatar Hellbilly says:

    “Put the bullet in this thing.”

    Well, at least she didn’t call that “thing” a clip!

    251,443 views now, BTW.

  34. avatar Boba Fett says:


  35. avatar Marc says:

    I read the comments first, then watched the video. Not sure if that was the proper procedure……my mind is melting.

  36. avatar DerryM says:

    Was that what they call an “Artsy Fartsy” video, or was it borderline child porn? I feel cheated out of 34 seconds of my life and a little revulsed at the same time.

  37. avatar Mort says:

    No, but… I think it works. I don’t have an M9, but I have a Px4… so I was like, “Well, it’s a Beretta… it might be similar, so… let’s just try it and see.”

    At least I think it worked. How do I find out if I did it right? I’m shining a flashlight down in there, and I think I see the bullet.

    Whatever… if it didn’t work, I guess I don’t care, really. I like that girl because I like the way she looks.

  38. avatar Senior Gun Owner 1950 says:

    Wonder how long it will take the DoD to adopt this girls video as an introduction to its safe sidearm handling training material. From what I’ve seen, some DoD boot training materials look more like comic books. So this video should fit right in.
    Senior Gun Owner 1950

  39. avatar Honzo says:

    Night Mind commentary on “that Poppy”. The theories put forth should not be taken seriously, but the analysis of her as a manufactured idol satirizing pop culture is spot on.

  40. avatar gerald brennan says:

    I could watch her load ammo into different pistols all afternoon…

  41. avatar Holdfast says:

    That chick just scared me.

  42. avatar Sam Wright says:

    Poppy is a parody of Mars Argo.

  43. avatar ACP_arms says:

    Not a bad job loading the gun, but I’m left bewildered about everything else.

  44. avatar skiff says:

    Reminds me of Rhoda in “The Bad Seed”, a 1956 film.

  45. avatar Timmy! says:

    “I like this gun because of the way it looks.”

    That is exactly why I bought a Taurus PT92… well, that and the surreal number was my initials, my younger-older brother’s birthday, my older-older brother’s birthday, and the number 7.

    True story.

  46. avatar Kyle says:

    the girl is creepy

  47. avatar MatKep says:

    This video was clearly produced. Multiple takes, edits, the music, the dress and makeup… Someone took a fair amount time to make this. But why? A small part of me thinks this video was made by a sick person or group who wants to demistify and make guns seem “safe” to young children and show them how to load a semiauto pistol. I see no other purpose or benefit from creating this video clip. It’s sick and it angers me.

  48. avatar David says:

    The video has suddenly disappeared from Youtube. It’s no longer on her channel.

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